new (to me) wheelset came in - thanks scrod.
so that meant foregoing sleeping this afternoon before work and swapping out my current ones
they feel significantly lighter and look so so much better too.. anticipating a better ride.
now just waiting for the cog and lockring yusss
the waiting game.
As someone going for a job to be an apprentice, only thing that really matters is enthusiasm/passion and well, it seems silly to drive to a bike mechanic interview.
I bought a cheap rice steamer to use in the truck. It works quick and well. The only problem is that it has a little vent hole in the lid that spits all over the place. It turned out to be too much mess and trouble in the truck......back to the microwave.
Got my wisdom teeth out yesterday. Ton of pain today
pulled my fancy bibs out of the (gentle) wash (and always in a delicates baggy) only to find that the shammy started separating from the bib after 2000 miles. time for rapha?
how does the capo feel compare to rapha? capo is $100 cheaper, which is a lot easier a price tag to swallow.
i really like the bibs that are falling apart, and i'm hoping i can just get them repaired... but i think it's time for a second pair of good bibs for the rotation anyhow. however, i do want a pair of nice bibs that'll last... not a pair of nice bibs that derp it up after 6 months.
My old club used to get their kits from Squadra, which was absolutely awful. One year the used this glued on chamois w/o any stitching, and it immediately separated from the spandex, so we found ourselves wearing them over separate liners. They finally changed over to LG, which my current club uses and we like a lot. The only problem with LG is that they run small, so if you normally take a medium, then you have to get a large size.
I have a few capo bibs, they're older but they seem to be holding up well...getting some wear in the seat, but thats to be expected. The chamois is still fine tho.
I also recently got some twinsix bibs which I compare to capo, they seem really nice too but don't know about long term.
I have no experience with Assos or Rapha yet, hopefully will get a few pairs soon. I know Assos is on the clymb on occasion at a discount.
I only machine wash shorts once in a blue moon, they usually last me a LONG time.
1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1995ish Park Pre Pro 825 * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple
Round 2 of sanding and got another one for the fork and detail work on the frame. My fingers are sore and I now know that for any future frames I intend on painting will be sandblasted.
And here is what is used to look like. It was kinda cool like that but I couldn't see putting a bunch of new parts on to leave it like that.
Capo runs slightly larger than other bibs I've tried. Which is odd since it's typically known that Italian = small in the apparel department. I wear a M Rapha bib, but opted for small bibs from Capo.
The chamois felt good. It was dense without being bulky. We got the compression-style shorts and they feel well... compressiony. Really hard to tell how good they will be until I get on a bike with them. We just had a run of sizes sent to us for our members to try on prior to submitting our order (which we just did today!).
I'll let you know how they are in approx 6-8 weeks
At the very least rinse them (specifically the chamois) with hot water in the sink and hang dry...
lol, i'm gross
hot weather will force a change (hopefully)
Last edited by yummygooey; 06-25-13 at 05:10 PM.
* i am exactly a size small according to the rapha size chart
what is y'alls process for washing every time?
Delicates in the wash, hang dry.
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